Woman arrested in hit-and-run that killed teen

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SAN DIEGO -- A 20-year-old woman was jailed Wednesday for alleged hit-and-run after a teenage boy was struck and killed last week in Tierrasanta.

Jessica Rene Medsker of San Diego was arrested in the 5000 block of Ducos Place, about a mile from the stretch of road where 16-year-old Alex Funk died, according to police.

Alex Michael Funk

The Serra High School student was walking south with a companion in the 5700 block of Santo Road when a southbound black four-door car traveling at high speed struck him shortly before midnight Thursday, the county Medical Examiner's Office reported.

The other youth managed to jump onto a median to avoid being hit. Following the crash, the driver failed to stop and left the area, Sgt. Victoria Houseman said.

Medsker was booked into Las Colinas Women's Jail in Santee on suspicion of hit-and-run causing death.

She was being held on $50,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.